Peoples Choice Nominees and Award Show Performers Announced



People’s Choice Nominees Also Announced


37th Annual WAMI Awards April 23, 2017 at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI


MILWAUKEE, WI – Live performances by artists hailing from various parts of the state, representing a range of musical genres, will be an integral part of the 37th Annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show April 23rd at Turner Hall in Milwaukee.  Those in attendance will enjoy performances by:


The Prince Experience

The Pukes

This Time Tomorrow All-Star Band

Scott E. Berendt and The Us Project

Bella Cain

A Tribute to Al Jarreau and Clyde Stubblefield

Green Screen Kid



Big N’ Tasty Blues (house band)


People’s Choice nominations:



Band:  Shotgun Jane, Wheelhouse, Pat Watters Band, Rising Phoenix, Vada’s Rockhouse

Teacher:  Kathy Wacker, Jamie Cumberland, Corinn Bonkalski

Radio:  97.1 WCOW, 94.1 WJJO, WNNO Mix 106.9

Venue:  High Noon Saloon, Fawn Creek Winery, Crystal Grand Music Theater

Fan:  Arne Berg, Michelle Munns, Mark Breunig



Band:  20 Watt Tombstone, Spicy Tie Band, Raised Reckless, The Ditchrunners, Tuck Pence

Teacher:  Tuck Pence, Brian McLaughlin, Brad Burrell

Radio: 95.5 WIFC, Rock 94.7 WOZZ, WIEC-LP 102.7

Venue: Intermission, Live On Main, House of Rock

Fan:  Penny Perot, Leanne Booher, Steve Mann



Band: Adams Way, Grand Union, RPM, Hyde, Hip Pocket

Teacher:  Mark Budwit, Mike Walner, Jason Busse

Radio: WNCY Y100, WAPL 105.7, The Great Unknown Radio

Venue:  Rocky & Tara’s Nut Haus, Stone Toad Bar & Grill, Deja Vu Martini Lounge

Fan:  Doris Budwit, Chris & Annie Holloman, Steve Smits



Band: Georgia Overdrive, Cowboy Up, Cherry Pie, Whiskeybelles, The Playlist

Teacher: Derek Machan, David Schuyler, Ben Janzow

Radio: 102.9 The Hog, 91.7 WMSE, 88.9 Radio Milwaukee 

Venue: The Saloon On Calhoun, Cue Club of Wisconsin, The Metal Grill 

Fan:  Roosevelt McCarter, Cindee May, Shea Frevelle


The public is invited to attend the Awards Show.  Tickets for the show are $15 student and $25 general admission. Tickets are available at the Pabst Theater/Riverside Theater/Turner Hall Box Office (check for hours of operation) or at


The Wisconsin Area Music Industry ( is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to educate and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music industry. The group also provides opportunities for youth to perform in an annual Youth Music Showcase, while encouraging students and emerging artists by awarding scholarship monies to assist with their music education.


For more information contact Sue Schrader ( at Blonde Ambition Public Relations, 262.377.4180.